Forget the toys, lines were the theme at Kidrobot’s party at the Standard Hotel. One freaking long line to get in. Lines to get up the escalator. Lines for cotton candy. Lines for drinks. Lines to get your limited-edition “Hello My Name Is” Dunny signed by Huck Gee.
To give you a sense of this event’s urgency, the hotel’s uberglam roof was empty–hipsters were squeezed into conference-type rooms on the second floor and more eager to customize their 3-inch Munnys at several art tables. Peanut Butter Wolf spun old school hip hop in the corner; accompanying videos played on a monitor (we saw a sweet Tribe one from the ’90s). Sadly our buddy KR founder Paul Budnitz was nowhere to be seen but folks like Tim Biskup milled about. On the way out, Mena Suvari was spotted wearing this hoodie.
We got this shot of Gary Baseman about to take a bite of his Dunny statue, when Biskup came barreling up from behind, kicking the pedestal and almost flipping the Dunny on the floor…until he caught it in his arms. It was a joke. Baseman reciprocated appropriately.